As the first suburb constructed in the Centenary area, Jindalee was officially open on September 22nd, 1962. Many amenities were built for the entire community to use, including sporting facilities, parks and access to the Brisbane River for recreational activities. The suburb is home to abundant native wildlife, some kangaroos and even a few deer, and the street names in Jindalee are of Aboriginal origin. Jindalee State School is the oldest school in the area, opening in 1966. In 1975, Jindalee Hotel was opened which had the first 4-laned bottle shop in Australia.
Located 15km from Brisbane City, with an average 21 minute commute, the suburb spans over 3 square kilometres and consists of approximately 1534 residential properties. It has 12 parks covering nearly 12% of the total area. During the years 2001 and 2006, the population remained stable and the amount of owner occupied homes only slightly increased with 82.1% in 2006 compared to 81.3% in 2001. Households in Jindalee are primarily couples with children.